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Justin Adian, 'Waltz' @ Almine Rech

PHOTOGRAPHY /

Rebecca Fanuele

© Justin Adian,
courtesy of the artist &
Almine Rech Gallery

Words,
Marie Maertens

CREDITS /

February 3, 2016

2-TIMES · Art
Justin Adian 
'Waltz'


The idea:
New shapes
springing to
life as if inspired
by musical notes,
or as Adian, a 
fan of rock and
punk music puts
it, “from some
other type of
language”.

Keywords: 
Ambiguity, 
delicacy, 
fragility.

Recalls the 
work of:

Richard Tuttle, 
Robert Morris, 
and Franz West. 

Materials: 
Oil enamel on
canvas over
ester foam. 

Positioning 
& Perfecting: 
Working with
the invisible
space between
his objects,
Adian accentuates 
his finished pieces
in the way he 
hangs and
displays them.

"My work springs
from a rather
organic process
that gives me
freedom in
assembling the
various pieces.
When I bring these
elements together,
I accept whichever
way they position
themselves.
"

The artist 'delights' 
in perfecting his
surfaces and
compares his
various layers
to makeup and
cosmetics.

"It makes me feel
like I’m actually
creating skin
." 

2-TIMES' 
highlights:
· Pickett, 2015 
· Drifting, 2015 
· Nuptuals, 2015

On view at: 
Almine Rech Gallery
— 
64 Rue de Turenne, 
75003 Paris, France.

Closes: 
February 27, 2016.